Salem has established mass notification systems to inform the community of emergency situations. One or more of these systems may be utilized to alert the community in the event of a significant crisis or emergency.
Outside Emergency Alert System
Salem has an outdoor alert system that uses a siren and prerecorded messages to warn the Salem campus of emergencies ranging from a tornado to a chemical hazard. The messages are prerecorded and are intended to alert faculty, staff, students and others in the event of a campus emergency. Speakers are located on the roof of the Fine Arts Center and at the physical plant office. The system is tested at the beginning of each semester.
Telephone Messaging System
Each campus telephone line and each subscribed cell number may receive an emergency alert. Calls may be answered live or a voice message is left on unanswered lines. Members of the Salem community are encouraged to subscribe to this feature. To enroll for notification, sign-up via the the Emergency Notification Opt-In Form or contact Richard.Clark@salem.edu.